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Apex teacher resigns after tweet showed him choking student

Posted June 26, 2018 11:47 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:18 a.m. EDT

— An Apex High School teacher who was shown last month in a social media post choking a student has resigned his post, authorities said Tuesday.

Brian Kelley, an instructor in the Healthful Living Department, resigned his job at the school effective June 15, said Wake County school spokeswoman Lisa Luten.

The teacher had been suspended after a video tweet was posted that showed him with his hands around an unidentified student's neck in May. According to reports, the short video tweet was posed by someone who identified themself as a parent at the Wake County school.

The school district had launched an investigation into the matter but it was not immediately clear if Kelley's resignation was linked to the outcome of the probe or independent of the investigation.